Rivers & lakes

Our country’s lakes, rivers and streams give life to ecosystems and people alike from coast to coast. Now it’s time we protect them as the life-giving resources they are.

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Celebrate National Hiking Day

Wildlife & wild places

Celebrate National Hiking Day

We live in an amazingly beautiful country that boasts stunning forests, mountains, and waterways. National Hiking Day is the perfect opportunity to grab our boots and head outdoors with your family where we can really appreciate the immense wonders of our natural ‘backyard’. 

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Groups urge EPA and Army Corps to restore nation’s clean water protections

Clean water

Groups urge EPA and Army Corps to restore nation’s clean water protections

Environment America Research & Policy Center’s Clean Water Network delivered support from nearly 100 groups Monday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers urging federal policymakers to officiallyrescind the Trump administration's Navigable Waters Protection Rule (also known as the ‘Dirty Water Rule’) and restore protections for our nation’s waterways. In addition, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Environmental Action submitted 18,316 comments from their individual members on this issue.

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Thousands urge EPA to protect waterways from pollution

Clean water

Thousands urge EPA to protect waterways from pollution

Nearly 30,000 people are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to end the dumping of PFAS chemicals, and thousands more are telling the agency to dramatically reduce pollution from slaughterhouses. Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund submitted comments from these individuals to the EPA Thursday as the agency considers updating pollution control standards, which is required by the Clean Water Act.  The groups are also calling on the EPA to strengthen standards for other industrial sources -- including power plants and refineries.

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849,610 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Colorado’s Waterways

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849,610 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Colorado’s Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped 849,610 pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado’s waterways in 2012, according to a new report by Environment Colorado Research & Policy Center. The “Wasting Our Waterways” report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a new rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in Colorado and across the nation.

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